Friends, family and fans gathered to wish HHP a final farewell
HHP (Photo: Gallo)
UPDATE - 3 November, 11:44: The funeral service has concluded. HHP's final resting place will be at the Heroes Acre section of Mmabatho cemetery.
UPDATE - 3 November, 10:32: HHP's obituary is being read. His wife Lerato has been excluded from the obituary.
UPDATE - 3 November, 10:23: NW MEC for Arts and Culture OR Mochwari pays tribute with some bars.
UPDATE - 3 November, 09:27: Botlhale Boikanyo recites a poem in honour of HHP.
UPDATE - 3 November, 09:24: North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro pays tribute.
UPDATE - 3 November, 09:09: Mrs Botheopa Phaka reads a letter from Jabba's mother, Theriso Tsambo.
"Jabu there was a sense of joy when you took your first breath and sadness when you took your last."
UPDATE - 3 November, 08:59: HHP's sister Ayanda pays tribute. With her on stage is his son Leano and sister Zanele.
UPDATE - 3 November, 08:19: HHP's aunt Florence Sindane paid tribute on behalf of Tsambo's family.
UPDATE - 3 November, 07:40: The funeral service is underway.
UPDATE - 3 November, 07:40: HHP's wife Lerato Sengadi arrives at the funeral.
UPDATE - 3 November, 07:31: HHP's parents and his son.
UPDATE - 3 November, 07:29: HHP's body arrives at the venue.
Cape Town - South African hip-hop artist Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo will be laid to rest in Mahikeng on Saturday, despite his wife, Lerato Sendagi's attempt to halt the funeral proceedings.
Known to his many fans as "Jabba," the musician died last week Wednesday at the age of 38. The cause of death is not yet known.
Sendagi filed an urgent interdict against the Tsambo family on Thursday to stop her late husband's funeral from taking place, demanded to know the whereabouts of his remains and laying claim to his personal affects.
A court ruled in favour of the Tsambo family on Friday, allowing the burial to resume in the rapper's hometown.
The funeral service will take place at the Mmabatho Convention Centre at 07:00. (Watch the live stream here)
Mourners are invited to attend an evening prayer service at the Tsambo residence at 17:30.
Address: No 959 Unit 5, Bophirima Cul-de-sac, Mmabatho Mahikeng
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